Defense Date

2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Clint McCown

Second Advisor

Sonja Livingston

Third Advisor

Richard Fine

Abstract

THE BELLAMY

The Bellamy is a screenplay that tracks the lives of two lovelorn best friends, Andy and Gena, as they try to reunite with their exes. Andy and Gena don’t want to end up being a “Bellamy,” the person who is always “Mr. or Ms. Wrong” in romantic comedies. They think they should be the lead and end up with the person they love. As Andy and Gena attempt to sabotage their exes nearly perfect relationships, they find out that the love they’d been seeking was right in front of them the whole time.

SHOOT FOR THE STARS

Shoot for the Stars is a satire revolving around the gun culture in modern society. It asks the question, what would happen if we mandated that all children be armed in school? It stars Ellie, a high school senior who’s having a bad day. She hasn’t finished her proposal for the big prom meeting after school. She just found out her ex-boyfriend asked a junior to prom, while Harold Gibbons, super-nerd, asks Ellie to go with him. If all that wasn’t enough, she forgot her snubnose at home, so now she has to carry around a bulky AR-15 all day. Could her day get any worse? Yes. And it’s about to. It’s about to get a whole lot worse.

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© Matthew K. Clingempeel

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VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

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Date of Submission

4-27-2020

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